Classic! Scott Walker Tricked into Posing in Front of $900 Million Check Signed by Kochs

It was supposed to be a routine meet-and-greet at a local New Hampshire pizza parlor, but today’s campaign stop turned into a “Punk’d” episode for Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker, after he was tricked into posing with a phony check from the Koch brothers made out to him for $900 million.


According to the Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui, who shared an image of Walker posing with the prop check, Walker appeared to believe he was posing with a sign reading “Walker 4 President” before the sign was turned to the cameras to expose its true sentiments:

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Walker appeared to have been trolled by a member of 350 Action, an environmental group which has led the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline and is calling on 2016 presidential candidates to refuse campaign contributions from fossil fuel companies.

In a blog post on July 15, one day before the date on the phony check presented to Walker, 350 Action’s Jong Chin outlined the group’s efforts to push 2016 candidates on the issue of climate change in the early voting state of New Hampshire before promising, “We have some time to work with, and a lot of events to go to, including a couple Clinton and a couple Walker events on Thursday."

But as 360 Action fellow Tyler McFarland explained on Twitter, the check was finally delivered to Walker today in Manchester:

According to the Center for Media and Democracy, the Koch brothers have spent upward of $11.6 million to support Scott Walker since he became governor of Wisconsin in 2011. And David Koch reportedly said that the Republican nominee “should be Scott Walker” earlier this year, although he and his brother Charles have yet to formally endorse a candidate.

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